When asked the manner in which the Holy Quran should be approached, Mawlana described the adab of the Grandhshaykhs towards it. They displayed the highest respect for the Holy Book. They treasured and valued it. They would approach it with strict ritual purity as well as the correct preparation and presence of mind.
Be Pleased with Your Lord
Jun08 1984 English 39min
“O my Lord, I am pleased with You” said with understanding covers all of a servant’s life. Allah likes it. It is Divine teaching to say: ‘Alhamdulillah’ but, if the ego is strong it becomes difficult. With sincere intention fasting can break the ego. The more a servant weakens the ego the more his Lord is pleased with him.
Change Suffering to Pleasure
Jun07 1984 English 34min
As a rule man suffers more than he experiences pleasure. How can he remove his suffering? An important way is by repeating holy words. The more he practices, the more his atmosphere changes. A Holy Condition encircles him bringing pleasure and peace. As he continues, he reaches the endless Pleasure Oceans of the Divine Presence.
Pleased with Our Lord
Jun05 1984 English 36min
There are two kinds of worshipping. Praying and fasting is one. But the real worshipping is to be pleased with whatever your Lord wills for you, without fight or complaint. To make your Lord pleased with you is easy but to be pleased with Him ﷻ is hard.
The Beloved Ummah
Jun05 1984 English 13min
Even the companions asked to be part of the beloved ummah of the last times, the time when those who follow the way of the Prophet (sas) will be few and far between. We are blessed to be in that time, so love those who are beloved by the Beloved and you will be with them.
Jun01 1984 English 15min
In this talk Mawlānā gives bay‘ah and explains the function of dhikr which enables the whole body and soul to approach the Divine Presence.
Knowledge Versus Wisdom
May31 1984 English 35min
There are two kinds of knowledge: knowledge of creatures and knowledge of the Creator. Knowledge that gives honour is knowledge of the Lord. Ordinary knowledge cannot benefit in these times. Allāh ﷻ taught Ādam (as) the Names of everything. To know with which wisdom a creature was created is the key to Divine Knowledge.
The One Everyone Lost
May30 1984 English 36min
Mawlana asks a simple question: Why are people searching far and wide, who are they looking for? They are looking, he answers, for the one they lost and he tells them how to find what they are missing.
Jan01 1984 English 38min
Allah's Law is for everyone, it is not narrow. We are living in a period of tyrants and going away from Sharia. Western systems are going bankrupt. Four points must be taken seriously: 1: Real money values must be in gold and silver. 2: Interest must be finished. 3: Debt and credit should be finished. 4: Waste must be stopped.
Through a Gigantic Telescope
Nov30 1980 English 18min
The Andromeda galaxy which appears as a very dim star, visible only to a keen eye, has 300 billion stars. Is it believable? Yes, one must look at it through a gigantic telescope. Similarly, limitless oceans from Allāh Almighty’s knowledge can be seen within the Holy Qur’ān. Is it possible? Yes, with the eye of faith and the capacity of the heart.
Nov30 1980 English 18min
The real believer keeps faith with the knowledge that Allah is the first cause; it is Allah’s Will. Faith is a Divine grant and its keys are in Allah’s Hands. In His Absolute Generosity He has made Paradise open to everyone. It is from the secrets of the Holy Quran.
The Value of One Sajda
Aug04 1980 English 20min
The main pillar of happiness for Muslims is sajda (prostration). Servants are lazy, they complain of troubles, and if asked, “Do you pray?” They answer, “No”. How can they achieve a peaceful life? The sajda saves in times of turmoil. Muslims need it, to not lose Allah. One sajda is greater than all the world’s treasures, without it protection is impossible.
The First Step
Aug02 1980 English 5min
The ego must accept Allāh as its Lord, and Lord of the universes. This is the first step and the beginning of worship.
Al-Ḥamdu liLlāhi Rabbi l-‘Ālamīn
Aug01 1980 English 42min
Allāh ﷻ honours and praises you when you praise Him; Al-Ḥamid. "Al-ḥamdu liLlāhi Rabbi l-‘ālamīn" opens His endless Favour Oceans, endless Mercy Oceans. Each atom appears by His order from Power Oceans. Everything manifests from our Lords Holy Name; Rabb, He is Creator. He created and conditioned you by His Name. You are not only your name but, you are a whole universe from the Light Oceans of Beloved Muhammad ﷺ, who was created from His ﷻ Light.
Advice for Many Questions
Jan01 1980 English 30min
Mawlānā answers letters from different people on different issues including – how to treat non-Muslims, du‘ā’ and janāzah; how to raise children in the US; how to deal with criticism; how to follow the Shaykh.
Jan01 1980 English 14min
All knowledge is in the Quran. Allah Almighty is teaching us its knowledge all the time but we are not able to receive it. The knowledge given the inheritors of the Prophet (sas) has power and is only used when needed. It could be dangerous knowledge.
Philosophy and Sufism
Jan01 1980 English 21min
In a talk from earlier years, the value of a complete system of existence is explained to murīds in search of a spiritual path. Mawlānā contrasts the weakness of philosophy in meeting the spiritual needs of individuals to the superiority of Sufism in Islām. One is imagination, the other, Reality.
When Mahdī (as) Appears
Jan01 1980 English 15min
Mawlānā relates the events surrounding the coming of Sayyidunā Mahdī (as) and his khulafā’.